One Year of LWB

Did you know that it has now been one whole year… one year since I nervously pressed the publish button on my very first blog post on Life with Bess 😱 (you can see that original post here). My writing style has come a long way already and I’m getting a lot more confident in how I write. Prior to that, my only blogging experience was limited to just a few holiday adventure blogs to journal and share photos and stories with friends and family back home.

A Year in Review – 2017
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Style Saturday

For over 5 years I have been following a number of beauty, style and lifestyle bloggers and have really come to enjoy this outlet to creatively document life. So last year (after talking to a friend of mine from church, who has a lifestyle blog herself (check out her page – she just had a cutest little Bub 😍)… I decided to take the plunge and create ‘Life with Bess’. I don’t even know if she realises how much confidence she gave me to actually start all of this. And so much has happened since then.

Our Engagement Photos
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Banana and Walnut Cake
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Style Saturday

50 posts later, covering things from style, travel, faith, organising and, most recently and most excitingly … everything about our wedding! Over the year I’ve struggled a lot with defining what my ‘blog’ is… and one of the biggest learning curves has been to ‘find my voice’ through words, although at times it can come out slightly crazy haha 😜.

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What’s In My Handbag?
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Nan’s Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

At the start of this journey I had no idea of what the blog was going to look like. I played with things like how often I should write, what my corresponding instagram and facebook feed should look like, what I wanted to achieve from the blog … and most importantly, why I want to blog in the first place. I struggled for a while, comparing myself to other instagram ‘influencers’ and bloggers and took some time to realise the reason I blog is to simply document life in a creative way.

Wedding Wednesday
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My Essential Movie Night Snacks
20 Random Facts About Me

I’ve got some super exciting plans for ‘Life with Bess’ going forward and I hope y’all will stay with me for the ride. Life has been pretty busy with getting married and holidays and all so you can look forward to a nice backlog of photos πŸ˜‰.

You can also find me hanging out on social media, so come and join me!!!

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